This program is designed to provide you with a common foundation of online course design and development skills. The program will be offered entirely online using Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate. Course materials (including readings, assignments, and activities) will be posted in Moodle and you will be expected to attend all scheduled seminars via Blackboard Collaborate.
This program is divided into four courses:
These courses will be completed in sequence, each course taking 4 weeks to complete. The content and activities of each course will also be completed in sequence and with the peers in your class. Each course consists of several topics, including a sequence of seminars, readings, activities, and practices.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will have gained the skills to develop a high quality online course that is current, experiential, accessible, practical, and grounded in sound adult learning principles. This program will also provide you with a practical online course development experience. You will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to deliver online/blended courses. This program is intended to increase the quality of online courses, encouraging you to ensure your courses meet the eCampusAlberta Essential Quality Standards and your institutional quality standards and/or policy.